This year the weather has definitely changed with the equinox, we have gone from flimsy summer dresses to jeans and jumpers. Whilst the weather may have changed the harvests are still pretty representative of Summer. Lots of peppers, in the basket below are Sweet Mama Capsicum and a stray Padron, as well as Hungarian Yellow Wax, Bishops Cap and Tobago Seasoning chillies.
I have been harvesting what must surely be the last of the cucumbers and purple king beans along with ever plentiful supplies of wild rocket leaves.
The cucumbers are overgrown Catalina Pickling. I like this variety, I pick them earlier for pickling but the are good for the table when they reach this size.
Two of my capsicum plants have produced their first fully ripe fruit this week. The two in front are Purple Beauty and the one behind is Californian Wonder. They are all destined to either become pasta sauce or be roasted for salad.
Throughout this summer I have been harvesting basil. I doesn’t always make my harvest posts but I thought I’d feature it this week as I harvested quite a bit of it to make some pesto for the freezer. I freeze my pesto in meal sized quantities after the oil is added but before the cheese is.
My final harvest this week are some curry leaf plant berries. I am going to try propagating more curry leaf plants with these but I wonder if they can also be eaten. Anyone tried them? They have the aroma of curry leaves and the colour, size and texture of a black currant.
As always Daphne will be hosting Harvest Monday’s head over and check out what others are cutting this week.